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Old 04-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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New Brakes... E Brake Troubles

So i spent this weekend replacing both master cylinders and all four brake shoes on the rear axle of my 97. I bled the brakes after adding new fluid and got the air out of the lines. The brakes seem to be a bit stiffer than before but they work! Althoughh... i now hear a rub on the back left wheel somewhere while driving... any thoughts? Also when i finished my job sunday the ebrake held me fine and strong on inclines, today i pulled my ebrake and it popped real loud but now it wont hold on inclines but it does still apply braking power. Ideas??

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like the mechanism that engages the parking brake on the rear drums has come apart. On my 2000 there is one on each side and it locks into the rear shoe. I would start there

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Sounds like the mechanism that engages the parking brake on the rear drums has come apart. On my 2000 there is one on each side and it locks into the rear shoe. I would start there
Yeah, maybe its only holding on one side of the axle. Is it that part that has the cable attached to it and you slip it into that notch on one of the shoes?
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Yep, I had to fiddle with mine when I replaced a wheel cylinder
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Yep, I had to fiddle with mine when I replaced a wheel cylinder
Whatd you do?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Pull the drum and take a look, bet you didn't get the cable properly installed and it either popped off or broke. Also check to see if you damaged anything else when it was making the noise.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Pull the drum and take a look, bet you didn't get the cable properly installed and it either popped off or broke. Also check to see if you damaged anything else when it was making the noise.

Stig can handle it.
Im also noticing ONLY when i turn to the right a scraping sound coming from the back left drum...any ideas??
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Im also noticing ONLY when i turn to the right a scraping sound coming from the back left drum...any ideas??
If something from the ebrake assembly broke in there, It could be rubbing under certain circumstance
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If something from the ebrake assembly broke in there, It could be rubbing under certain circumstance
Exactly what i was thinking...thanks for backing up my thoughts!

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